:: A role student can relate to (Kansas City Star) ::


A role student can relate to (Kansas City Star):

Her family background adds another dimension to her performance.

“Juliana Jones could speak two languages by the time she was 2: English and sign language, learned from parents who could not hear.

At age 5, she picked up a third way to communicate, joining her dad in a mime duo dubbed “J.J. and Little J.J.”

All three shaped her performance as Annie Sullivan in Shawnee Mission South High School’s recent production of “The Miracle Worker,” a play chosen in part because of Juliana’s background.

Juliana thought it awesome, in one of her last roles on the high school stage, to play the woman who taught Helen Keller to communicate using sign language. And her parents, James “J.J.” and Cindy Jones of…”

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